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  • Artwork & Spurs Exhibit

    Current exhibit: “The Artist and the Bucking Horse” and the Ardourel “Bit and Spur Collection.” “The Artist and the Bucking Horse” is a collection of artwork in different mediums with the iconic bucking horse as the subject. The majority of the artwork in this collection was accumulated by Valona Varnum Crowell and donated to the museum in 1983. The other exhibit is a collection of bits and spurs from the Ardourel “Bit and Spur Collection.” Dr. Ralph Ardourel donated his collection, which had been amassed by Rollie Leonard, to the Hall in 1983. Mr. Leonard’s land was the location of the original Boulder Pow Wow. The pieces are from contestants in the Pow Wow.
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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp – May 2, 2015

Western Spirit Mixer – May 7, 2015

Cowboy Chuckwagon & Songs of the West featuring the Flying W Wranglers – June 6, 2015

19th Annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo – June 27, 2015

28th Annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament – August 6, 2015

Cowboy Ball – August 7, 2015

Class of 2015 Inductions – August 8, 2015

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – World Champion Cowboys Tom Nesmith, Mark Garrett, Bob Wegner and Harry Charters, along with rodeo notable Jack Hannum, the Hendricks Brothers specialty act and four-time team roping head horse of the year Precious Speck (Walt) head the 2015 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

They will be enshrined Aug. 8 during ceremonies in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Hall, along with the rodeo committees from the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and Iowa’s Championship Rodeo (Sidney).

The induction week will kick off with the 28th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Aug. 6, the Cowboy Ball on Aug. 7, and then culminates with the Induction Ceremonies and the Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping competition on Aug. 8.

Nesmith, of Bethel, Okla., was a soft-spoken cowboy whose best events were steer wrestling and calf roping, and he captured the 1962 all-around and steer wrestling world championships.

“This is just great, and I’m flattered on behalf of my dad for him to honored,” said Janette Nesmith, Tom’s daughter. “I remember traveling from one rodeo to the next with my dad. I think he would’ve been able to achieve so much more if he hadn’t gotten sick.”

Nesmith died of a heart attack on Oct. 16, 1972, at the age of 37. In the years leading up to his death, Nesmith battled a rare form of heart disease, and there was no cure at the time.







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